Prior participation in early childhood education

Table 1: Percentage of children starting school with prior ECE attendance, December 2010-2016
Year ended December 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Prior Participation rate 94.6 94.7 95.2 95.7 96.0 96.4 96.7

Table 2: Percentage of children starting school with prior ECE attendance, December 2010-2016
Ethnic GroupYear ended December
2010201120122013201420152016
European/Pākehā97.897.798.198.298.098.198.1
Māori89.890.391.392.693.694.395.0
Pasifika86.786.087.389.290.691.892.9
Asian95.895.796.196.697.197.597.7
Other ethnic groups94.796.095.294.295.095.195.5
Total94.694.795.295.796.096.496.7

Table 3: Percentage of children starting school with prior ECE attendance, by gender, December 2010-2016
GenderYear ended December
2010201120122013201420152016
Male94.494.595.295.795.996.396.6
Female94.894.895.195.796.196.596.8
Total94.694.795.295.796.096.496.7

Table 4: Percentage of children starting school with prior ECE attendance, by decile group, December 2010-2016
Grouped School DecileYear ended December
2010201120122013201420152016
Low Decile87.388.388.990.792.093.194.0
Medium Decile96.296.196.696.797.197.497.5
High Decile98.598.198.498.498.798.798.7
Total94.694.795.295.796.096.496.7

Table 5: Percentage of children starting school with prior ECE attendance, by ethnicity and grouped decile, December 2016
Ethnic Group Decile Total
Low Medium High
European/Pākehā 97.5 98.3 99.1 98.1
Māori 93.5 96.2 97.6 95.0
Pasifika 91.8 94.4 97.1 92.9
Asian 96.8 97.6 98.4 97.7
Other 91.4 96.3 97.7 95.5
Total94.097.598.796.7